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Monday, July 03, 2023

Explore the Possibilities of Tymp Legio: Your Key to Versatile Eurorack Percussion

video upload by Noisegate

"Here we’re looking at Noise Engineering's Tymp Legio, a palette of big digital percussion in just 6hp. The Tymp Legio we would label as the younger cousin to the BIA, is full of drum sounds without a sample in sight! It also has a few clever functions including the ability to pass sound through it and duck your audio through the appropriately names Quack inputs. Is this the best digital 6hp percussion module yet, let’s take a look!"

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

DRUM MACHINE Review and Buyers Guide Part 1

video upload by Noisegate

"Drum machines have come a long way in a relatively short period of time. If you think about the first fully programmable drum machines such as the Roland legendary TR-808, that was only a little over 40 years ago. Roland’s first MIDI drum machine, the House and Techno queen that is the TR-909 was manufactured in 1982. It’s nice to reminisce about the 1980s when drum machines became popular, although there’s been some modern classics during this millennium including the Elektron MachineDrum from 2001 and Dave Smith Tempest from 2011. Today there are a plethora of new drum machines all with amazing new features. Yes, many manufacturers these days politely provide a nod to the classics such as the 808, 909 and LinnDrum through to the modern classic in their designs. Here is our mega drum machine guide for the current drum machines that are being manufactured. This project became so big, that we had to split it into two parts, so here is part 1:

Check out the specs and the bits we love from each of these drum machines here:

If you think that was mega, we’ve still got plenty more. We’ll be covering the Roland TR-8s, Korg Drumlogue, Erica Synths Perkons and more in part 2...!!

00:00 Intro from Dr. Honeysmack
01:13 Soma Pulsar23
05:07 Behringer RD-8 MkII
10:14 Behringer RD-9
14:58 Roland TR-6S
22:03 Elektron Syntakt
26:06 Korg Volca Beats
29:57 Korg Volca Drum
35:11 Arturia Drumbrute Impact
39:35 Behringer RD-6
40:51 Roland T-8
46:48 Outro and wait for PART 2!"

Monday, January 23, 2023

ModBap Trinity: 3 Channel EURORACK DRUM SYNTH Module - Review

video upload by Noisegate

"The Modbap Trinity offers a totally intuitive 3 drum channels, 3 triggers buttons, 4 drum synth algorithms based on 4 different types of synthesis, 24 CV inputs, 3 way output switching with 3 individual outputs, a mix output and a MIDI over USB connection, 11 knobs in total all in 20hp. There's plenty of great videos showing lots of straightforward drum sounds from the Trinity, in our video we wanted to introduce the module and demonstrate how versatile its palette of sounds are.

00:00 Jam 1 - wobble bass intro
01:03 Trinity overview
02:47 drum synth modes
03:15 Front panel
06:43 Cycle modes
08:16 Jam 2 - did someone say techno???
09:50 Think outside the box
11:29 Quick sounds examples
12:33 Verdict
12:50 Jam 3 - hard machine funk
14:00 Jam 4 - electronic madness"

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Synthesizer impovisation on MPC One, Yamaha EX5, Novation Peak, Motorsynth, Guitar, Piano

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Are you feeling a bit more happy and cheerful today than you'd like to be? We have a fix for that. ;-) This is fully improvised. #MPCOne is playing the 808 drums, #YamahaEX5 the "Big Bad Pad" from my patch set, Peak is doing the arpeggiated notes and #MotorSynth is used for a short solo in the middle part. Guitar is in Humbucker mode, using a compressor, Iridium, Zoom Noisegate, Zoom Chorus, Volante, Nightsky signal chain. Piano was recorded as-is."


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Deep Dive: Korg ARP2600 M Semi Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Noisegate

"Tristan takes a deep dive into the ARP 2600M from Korg to discover how it works and what kind of sounds it can produce. The ARP 2600M is a faithful recreation of the classic semi-modular synth at approximately 60% size."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Just Sounds: Korg Modwave Wavetable Synthesizer

video upload by Noisegate

"Korg release their new Modwave synthesizer, a complex wavetable synth which is the third in their new digital synth range. Korg was kind enough to hook us up for a test drive and wow wee does it, sound nice. Stay tuned to Noisegate for a full synth demo and product review coming soon. Enjoy!"

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Korg SQ-64: First quick jam


First time quick jam with the SQ-64, techno of course!

SQ-64 sequencing the Intellijel Atlantis, Plonk and Endorphines Blck Noir. TR-09 is MIDI synced to the SQ-64. All sounds and effects via the modular. Nothing too serious just wanted to have a play before delving deeper.

Was lucky enough to play with a pre-release unit @Noisegate This will be ace, very performance orientated!"

Monday, February 10, 2020

KORG Wavestate Synthesiser: Vector Synthesis Tutorial

Published on Feb 10, 2020 Noisegate

"In this video we walk through the process of building layered performance from a blank template using Korg ‘s new Wavestate synthesiser, and explore the basics of manipulating this performance using Vector Synthesis."

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Just Sounds: Modal Electronics ARGON8 Wavetable Synth

Published on Feb 6, 2020 Noisegate

"So what does the Modal Electronics ARGON8 Wavetable Synth sound like?
Here is our "Just Sounds" Video that reveals just some of what this new synth is capable of.."

KORG Wavestate Synthesiser: Wave Sequencing Tutorial

Published on Feb 5, 2020 Noisegate

"In this video we explore the concept of Wave Sequencing 2.0 as introduced by Korg’s new Wavestate synthesiser, and break down various methods of building new sequences from a blank template."

Sunday, February 02, 2020

First Look: KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Fully Programmable Mono Synthesiser

Published on Feb 2, 2020 Noisegate

"We had loads of fun assembling the KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 synth at the Korg booth at the winter NAMM show in LA, but now we’re back and had some time to sit down and really discover what’s possible with this mini synth. Assembling your own synth is about as nerdy as it gets, but I’ll tell you what – it sure is fun."

Sunday, January 19, 2020

NAMM 2020: The Korg Nu:Tekt Booth Had Some Cool Prototypes & Mods on Show

Published on Jan 19, 2020 Noisegate

"Tristan, our man on the ground at NAMM Show 2020, got pretty excited about all the wild Korg Nu Tekt prototypes and mods on show including a custom front panel that a screen can be attached to, a circular 16-step sequencer and a stomp box pedal enclosure. Hopefully we see some of these hit the market!
NuTekt is Korg's expanding DIY hack friendly line and one that we look forward to seeing more of."

Korg Nu:Tekt posts

Saturday, January 18, 2020

NAMM 2020: Modal Argon8X Synthesiser

Published on Jan 18, 2020 Noisegate

"Jackson from Modal Electronics gave Noisegate an exclusive look at their new Argon8X 61-key wavetable synthesiser in their hotel suite - shown here alongside the free MODALapp standalone software editor."

Modal Argon8X posts

Thursday, January 16, 2020

NAMM 2020: Korg ARP2600 Semi-Modular Synth

Published on Jan 16, 2020 Noisegate

"Noisegate looks at Korg’s resurrection of the ARP2600 Semi-Modular Synth from the floor at NAMM 2020."

P.S. I'm hearing the mini version was just a render and never pursued by KORG. Currently they have no plans for any other version than the full sized. The question then, is how did the renders get out?

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts

NAMM 2020: Novation LaunchPad Pro MK3 with Ricky Tinez

Published on Jan 16, 2020 Noisegate

"Noisegate looks at Novation’s LaunchPad Pro MK3 with Ricky Tinez from the floor at NAMM 2020."

Novation LaunchPad Pro MK3 posts

Monday, January 06, 2020

New Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer Revealed

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Korg

Update: Details are in... Playlist with the first user videos added below.

"Legendary synthesis, radically re-imagined. Organic, inspirational, and mind-blowingly powerful.

KORG’s legendary Wavestation introduced the world to Wave Sequencing, transforming raw samples into sounds that no-one had ever heard before. The flagship OASYS and KRONOS keyboards developed Wave Sequencing even further, expanding on its unique palette of lush, evolving pads and driving rhythms.

Now, KORG is proud to announce the next step in digital synthesis: the wavestate. Featuring the radically re-imagined Wave Sequencing 2.0, the wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing sounds with extensive hands-on control.

Far from a nostalgic reissue, the wavestate is designed from the ground up for a new generation of musicians, producers, and composers, taking cues from sources as diverse as modular synths, groove boxes, and algorithmic composition. The compact form-factor, with 37 full-size keys, transports easily and fits neatly into any stage, studio, or desktop setup."

Korg Wavestate User Videos

New Korg Wavestate Vector & Wave Sequencing Synthesizer - Perfect Circuit
Korg Wavestate - All Playing, No Talking! - Kraft Music
Korg Wavestate - Overview with Nick Kwas - Kraft Music
Korg Wavestate - New Keyboard! - sonicstate
Korg WAVESTATE // Review and full tutorial // Wave sequencing and Vector synthesis explained - loopop
Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer | Reverb Demo
First Look: Korg Wavestate Synthesiser with Wave Sequencing 2.0 - Noisegate
First jam with the Korg Wavestate - Honeysmack
Korg Wavestate - Sound Design Tutorial 1 - True Cuckoo


"With the Wavestation, each step of a Wave Sequence had a duration, a sample, and a pitch. This created ear-catching patterns–but the patterns repeated the same way, over and over. What if they could evolve in organic, unexpected ways, instead of just repeating?

Wave Sequencing 2.0 splits apart the timing, the sequence of samples, and the melody, so that each can be manipulated independently. Also added are new characteristics including shapes, gate times, and step sequencer values. Each of these is a “Lane,” and each Lane can have a different number of steps and its own start, end, and loop points.

Every time the sequence moves forward, the individual Lanes are combined to create the output. For instance, a sample may be matched with a different duration, pitch, shape, gate length, and step sequence value every time that it plays. You can modulate each Lane’s start, end, and loop points separately for every note, using velocity, LFOs, envelopes, Mod Knobs, or other controllers. Each note in a chord can be playing something different!

Lanes can also randomize the step order every time they play, with realtime control over the range of included steps. Finally, individual steps can be randomly skipped, with a modulatable probability from 0 to 100%. The result is organic, ever-changing sounds that respond to your control. The four onboard arpeggiators can interact with Wave Sequences for even more possibilities."

"KORG R&D created the original Wavestation, co-created the OASYS and Kronos, and has developed fundamental technologies behind many other KORG instruments. The wavestate reflects their unique aesthetic, delivering stunning sound and deep flexibility via cutting-edge technologies.

Three of the key sound designers from the original Wavestation, John Bowen [of John Bowen Synth Design & the Solaris], John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl (Plugin Guru), and Peter “Ski” Schwartz, joined Belgian artist Airwave and the renowned KORG voicing team to create the incredible wavestate sound library."

"Bursting with knobs and controllers, the wavestate invites you to explore. All of the basics–filter, envelopes, LFOs, effects–are at your fingertips with dedicated front-panel controls. Eight programmable Mod Knobs are customized to bring out the most in every sound, often taking them in entirely new directions. Use the knobs in realtime performance, and also save the results as new sounds. Add in the Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels and the unique Vector Joystick, and you’ll always have multiple dimensions of realtime expression.

Want to dig deeper? Almost all front-panel knobs, and most on-screen parameters, can be modulated. You can even modulate settings for individual Wave Sequence Steps! Mod Processors let you transform modulation signals using quantization, smoothing, curvature, and more."

"Randomization that inspires.

Looking for even more inspiration? A dedicated front-panel button, marked by a “dice” icon, generates new sounds via intelligent randomization. Randomize the entire sound or just a part of it, such as the filter, the Sample Lane, or the effects. Use the results directly, or as a jumping-off point for your own creations.
An arsenal of effects.

The wavestate’s superb effects deliver production-ready sounds. Each Layer has three dedicated effects; additionally, the Performance has a master reverb and parametric EQ. Along with standards such as compressors, EQs, choruses, flangers, phasers, and stereo delays, you’ll find distinctive processors such as the Wave Shaper, Talking Modulator, Reverse Delay, Multiband Mod Delay, and Overb (from the OASYS), plus modeled effects including VOX guitar amps, VOX wah, multi-head tape echo, and a collection of classic guitar pedals."

"Choose your filter.

Add vintage character to your sounds with the aggressive MS-20 Lowpass or Highpass filters, or the strong, sweet Polysix Lowpass. Shape and refine with a full collection of resonant 2-pole and 4-pole Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, and Band Reject filters. Or, step outside the box with KORG’s unique Multi Filter, which creates modulatable blends of multiple modes simultaneously.
Ample samples. 64 stereo voices.

Totaling in the gigabytes, the wavestate’s sample library is more than a thousand times larger than that of the original Wavestation. That’s a lot of great-sounding raw material for Wave Sequences. There’s a bank of samples from Plugin Guru, brand-new samples from KORG, and a selection from the Kronos and Krome libraries. Of course, KORG also provides all of the Wavestation’s samples (including all options), plus a huge library of Wavestation Wave Sequences. Play up to 64 stereo voices with pristine clarity, using KORG’s proprietary anti-aliasing sample playback technology."

"Multiply by four.

With all of that synthesis power, you might think the wavestate would play only one sound at a time. Not a chance. For even more rich and complex results, layer up to four Programs together in a Performance–each with their own effects and arpeggiator. The Vector Envelope and Joystick mix the individual voices of the four Layers, and can also modulate any other parameters."

"Set Lists and Smooth Sound Transitions.

Set Lists offer effortless organization of your wavestate Performances, and deliver instant access at the gig or in rehearsal. Smooth Sound Transitions allow previously-played voices and effects to continue to ring out naturally, even once a new sound has been selected.
Plays well with others.

Balanced stereo outputs connect to any recording or monitoring system, and a stereo headphone output is provided for private playing or onstage cueing. Din-style MIDI jacks ensure connection to other MIDI-equipped instruments and audio gear. The wavestate supports class-compliant USB MIDI connections to Windows and Mac computers, and the wavestate librarian program is available as free download from KORG."


Monday, September 09, 2019

Just Sounds: KORG Volca Nubass meets the Roland TB-303

Published on Sep 9, 2019 Noisegate

"Check out our 'Just Sounds' Video of the KORG Nubass and the Roland TB-303 together.

The TB-303 was manufactured by the Roland Corporation in 1982 in limited numbers and became the sound of Acid in the late 1980s. Fast forward to today – and we have the Volca Nubass a worthy successor with some great new features."

Monday, September 02, 2019

Just Sounds: KORG Monologue Synth With a Soundcraft Notepad Mixer

Published on Sep 2, 2019 Noisegate

"In this video, we hook up the Soundcraft Notepad 12FX mixer with a Korg Monologue synth and explore the lush sounding built-in Lexicon effects engine.This little combination of a monster analogue synth into the small analogue mixer with built-in effects can really add width, depth and dimension to your sonic landscape."

Monday, August 26, 2019

Just Sounds / Little Music Boxes: Back Seat Beats with Volca Sample

Published on Aug 25, 2019 Noisegate

"Little Music Boxes gets introspective with a Korg Volca Sample on the way to the airport. Where do you like to get your battery-powered jam on?"

Videos from Little Music Boxes:

Published on Aug 26, 2019 Little Music Boxes

Monday, August 19, 2019

Just Sounds: KORG Volca Nubass & Volca Drum

Published on Aug 19, 2019 Noisegate

"Here is our 'Just Sounds' jam with the newest Volca in the range, the Volca Nubass along with one of our recent favorites, the Volca Drum."

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